A Business Review of the Delaware Series: Good Business for the Informed

59 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2008

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Ann E. Conaway

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: 2008


Delaware has long attempted to provide business structures that reflect the demands of the business community in an efficient and productive manner. One prime example of this demand/response is the "series" interest available in Delaware limited partnerships, LLCs, and statutory trusts. The series structure combines the flexibility that different types of businesses desire along with the statutory and contractual support that Delaware provides to all of its unincorporated business organizations. Other states have now emulated the Delaware series concept, although there is still considerable confusion as to how a series works. This piece provides an overview of some of the more significant provisions of the Delaware series law. The author concludes that the Delaware series provides a beneficial, efficient use of a combined contractual Delaware entity form with sensible, informed planning.

Keywords: delaware, business, limited partnership, llc, trusts, series, limited liability company

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Conaway, Ann E., A Business Review of the Delaware Series: Good Business for the Informed (2008). Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1097645 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1097645

Ann E. Conaway (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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